Monday, August 3, 2009

For a Song: Paranoid

Zydecosis: Paranoid


Normally, when an artist sends me an album, I decide whether to review it. I do not use it for any other purpose.

The music here ranges from folkish singer-songwriters to rootsy rock to occasional world music. Normally, I wouldn’t be featuring a Black Sabbath song, no matter what somebody did with it. And normally, For a Song wouldn't be featuring a cover of anything.

But, sometimes, exceptions must be made. And Zydecosis is anything but normal.

Steve Junot had the crazy idea of combining hard rock and zydeco. The Louisiana resident knew some area musicians who had the talent to pull it off and were game. And Zydecosis was the result. This is great party music that I wanted to share as soon as I heard it. But, I didn’t want to take the fun out of it by overanalyzing the tunes. So this is my solution.

The song are all covers, and some work better than others. But, overall, this is a party I want to attend. Paranoid answers a musical question most people would never think to ask: “What would happen if the Neville Brothers and Clifton Chenier collaborated on Black Sabbath’s classic?” The answer is a New Orleans street party. Bon temps roullez!


Darrel said...

Huh...........What's a Zydecosis ?

Darius said...

Zydecosis is the name of the band.